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Old 06-10-2010, 06:23 PM
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Tranny Leak

Anyone have a pin hole/tiny a** crack with a leak on their transmission case??? Just spent an hour chasing a leak, after 2 cans of brake clean, found where it was coming from. Anyone run into this or got any ideas what to do?????? Help would be awesome
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Back sometime in August of 2005, Ford issued an owner notifcation program to owners of 2004 model year Super Duty trucks with a build date between March 8, 2004 to June 24, 2004. The issue was the potential to have the reverse planetary carrier break loose inside the transmission when the reverse clutch drum snap ring would fail to remain engaged inside the case. Consequently, MANY resulted in complete transmission failures necessitating complete replacement due to the extent of damage.

If the model year of the truck in question is in fact a 2005, as illustrated in your signature, it's quite likely that your truck has suffered this very failure as well, by what you describe. Interestingly enough, I've seen many 2005s with this failure as well too. Unfortunately, 2005 model years fell "outside" the window of the build date of the campaign, leaving it up to the owner to pay for the repairs. This is one of those situations where I felt Ford should have extended the range of build dates affected, to be included in this campaign.

All this aside, I do have to say one thing though. With all the problems the 6.0L has had, these 5R110 transmissions overall, have been MUCH better than the 4R100 they replaced behind the 7.3L. I remember the numerous 4R100 transmissions that failed in their time, before the introduction of the 6.0L with the Torqshift.
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Would this result in a fail of the transmission???? Which I have not had any issues with it. Thanks for chiming in too! .

Ya, I have heard so many good things about the 5r110 and i have been pretty pleased. It does seem with this damage to the casting, that a rebuild is needed?

Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:16 AM
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Unfortunately, you will need to have the transmission removed one way or the other for the repair. To continue driving it in this state, is only asking to be left stranded somewhere at some point in time, leaving a large transmission fluid blood trail in your path.
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Good time for a mild upgrade good luck to you it always sucks when something that big breaks.
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ya i definitely know the tranny is going to need to be dropped. I am on the hunt for a good tranny place. There is a local tranny place here that does good service i am going to try them. Thanks again guys, stuff like this does suck!
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Originally Posted by m-chan68 View Post
Back sometime in August of 2005, Ford issued an owner notifcation program to owners of 2004 model year Super Duty trucks with a build date between March 8, 2004 to June 24, 2004. The issue was the potential to have the reverse planetary carrier break loose inside the transmission when the reverse clutch drum snap ring would fail to remain engaged inside the case. Consequently, MANY resulted in complete transmission failures necessitating complete replacement due to the extent of damage.

If the model year of the truck in question is in fact a 2005, as illustrated in your signature, it's quite likely that your truck has suffered this very failure as well, by what you describe. Interestingly enough, I've seen many 2005s with this failure as well too. Unfortunately, 2005 model years fell "outside" the window of the build date of the campaign, leaving it up to the owner to pay for the repairs. This is one of those situations where I felt Ford should have extended the range of build dates affected, to be included in this campaign.

All this aside, I do have to say one thing though. With all the problems the 6.0L has had, these 5R110 transmissions overall, have been MUCH better than the 4R100 they replaced behind the 7.3L. I remember the numerous 4R100 transmissions that failed in their time, before the introduction of the 6.0L with the Torqshift.
The problem you described right here was exactly what was wrong! Its currently in the shop... fingers crossed!
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